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Old 07-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #29
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You found a beautiful little trailer. I love red so I'm with her.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:34 AM   #30
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Do you have more info on that replacement ?
Look on ebay, search for "bargman lock", it's advertised as a direct bolt in replacement for $119. The company that makes them may be Trimark. You can usually find original Bargman L300's in the $250 price range. I was lucky and got a new in the box L300 for $60 that had an original price sticker of $99. Some of the old motor homes had this latch assembly so you may find one being scrapped and get it for a reasonable price.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:20 PM   #31
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Congratulation Bernard for your new egg. You will love her. I saw that you already started your mods. This is the fun thing of these littles campers. We can easily adapt it to our requirements.

I whish you many years of fun camping!!!

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #32
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I kept working in the trailer today,
Inspected, tested and fixed all electrical... More change to come.
Finished the sink drain fix

Now i'm trying to figure out how i will attach ,y propane bottle. Its not easy with the way the tongue is dropping..it will require a welder.

How are you guys setup with your propane? I'd like to have the fridge connected and the internal stove, with an extra connection outside to move the stove outside... Is that do-able?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #33
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Congratulations to you both on your new camper! The UHauls are usually a creamy white (not a bright white). So the color of yours looks appropriate for a UHaul.

You may want to consider that darker colors such as red will attracte the sun's heat. This might make the camper hot on warm sunny days, since the UHaul does not have insulation between the shells. Mine is still the creamy white and I have found that this air space does a nice job of keeping the camper comfortable on warm days.

Your 2 person tablel looks very nice. I also modified mine to have a table in the front and bed in the back and I'm very happy with it. You are doing a great job on the modifications!
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #34
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Congratulations to you both on your new camper! The UHauls are usually a creamy white (not a bright white). So the color of yours looks appropriate for a UHaul.

You may want to consider that darker colors such as red will attracte the sun's heat. This might make the camper hot on warm sunny days, since the UHaul does not have insulation between the shells. Mine is still the creamy white and I have found that this air space does a nice job of keeping the camper comfortable on warm days.

Your 2 person tablel looks very nice. I also modified mine to have a table in the front and bed in the back and I'm very happy with it. You are doing a great job on the modifications!
Thanks

The front table is a test, its a bit too flexible to my liking but i wanted to have that done quick as i will used the trailer next weekend. We will test this setup until the end of the summer and do mods next spring.

I do plan on adding insulation .
Also, we almost always camp in shaded areas so it helps a lot.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #35
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I kept working in the trailer today,
Inspected, tested and fixed all electrical... More change to come.
Finished the sink drain fix

Now i'm trying to figure out how i will attach ,y propane bottle. Its not easy with the way the tongue is dropping..it will require a welder.

How are you guys setup with your propane? I'd like to have the fridge connected and the internal stove, with an extra connection outside to move the stove outside... Is that do-able?
Is yours missing the original propane mount? Look at some UHaul pictures on line to see the original- it was very beefy. A fridge will run about 3 weeks on a 20 pound tank, so I wouldn't add a second. A 30 pounder will fit in the same holder.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #36
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yeah the mount is missing so something will need to be fabricated.
the drop tongue makes it a bit harder for someone without welding equipement(i have a welder but i dont have the power setup yet in our new house)..

the other problem is that the tongue jack is made with a handle on top instead of the side thats takes too much space to turn and limits the space for the bottle... jack is welded in place...will required some modification for sure!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #37
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Someone already mentioned it but I used Bar Keepers Friend on my camper and it cleaned it great. I was a little leery about using the powder stuff because it is abrasive and so I bought the spray on version of BKF and I was very happy with it.

Great camper you guys are going to love it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:38 AM   #38
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yeah the mount is missing so something will need to be fabricated.
the drop tongue makes it a bit harder for someone without welding equipement(i have a welder but i dont have the power setup yet in our new house)..

the other problem is that the tongue jack is made with a handle on top instead of the side thats takes too much space to turn and limits the space for the bottle... jack is welded in place...will required some modification for sure!
Maybe you can post a few pictures. I attached a carrier with a U bolt (see my registry pics) , so maybe you could do something similar for a propane tank.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #39
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Bernard, congratulations on a great find! It's already in better shape than most.
I admire your young energy!!!!! You are doing a lot of fine mod work fast!
I also like red as a color choice, only I would suggest a candy apple red that is iridescent. keep us informed with more pictures. We appreciate them so much.
And have tons of fun camping!!!!
I am nick naming you, "the Brew Two".
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #40
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Bernard, congratulations on a great find! It's already in better shape than most.
I admire your young energy!!!!! You are doing a lot of fine mod work fast!
I also like red as a color choice, only I would suggest a candy apple red that is iridescent. keep us informed with more pictures. We appreciate them so much.
And have tons of fun camping!!!!
I am nick naming you, "the Brew Two".
after reading a few threads i will most likely be using interlux brightside paint, the red they have is fire red...should be nice.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #41
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hi,

It was quiet at work this morning so i used my tool to fix the battery test panel that was at the entrance of the camper.

old swich and meter were all corroded so installed new ones.

added to switches to the left to control the entrence light and a future exterior light

insulated all connections with hot glue, that way humidity wont corrode them



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Old 07-09-2013, 10:43 AM   #42
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after reading a few threads i will most likely be using interlux brightside paint, the red they have is fire red...should be nice.
Bernard, I used Brightsides on the deck of my classic fiberglass boat 4 years ago, and boy, does it ever fade if out in the sun much. Looked great the 1st year, less so the 2nd, worse the 3rd, and I need to re-do it soon. Problem is once you have it on, they say you can't overcoat it with any other product, water based or oil. I'm trying to figure out what way to go now, but will end up with a car color, base coat and clear coat, so I can keep it shiny over time. Next is to try coating a sample piece with a two part epoxy primer, see if that reacts. If not, that's the way I'm going. I can paint about anything over that epoxy primer!

Good luck!

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